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Applying for a Building Permit

Building Inspection Services

Building Permits are required for any new construction, alteration, addition or demolition of a structure in all Regional District of Nanaimo Electoral Areas. A registered owner or agent for the owner may apply for the building permit. Only complete applications will be accepted for processing.

Required Information:

A printable Schedule of Inspections is available here

Required for all applications:

Required supporting documents:

  • Truss Layout
  • Engineering schedules and/or reports
  • Home Warranty Insurance (LCS)
  • Septic Filing (from ROWP & accepted by VIHA)
  • Hazardous Material Report Form, Survey & Clearance Letter
  • Letter of Authorization
  • BC Land Survey Certificate is required for all new construction within a residential zone of the applicable land use regulation prior to drainage inspection
  • Plumbing Declaration (by or at Plumbing Inspection)
  • Ventilation Checklist (by or at Framing Inspection)
  • Electrical permit from BC Safety Authority (by or at Final/Occupancy Inspection)
  • Gas permit from BC Safety Authority (by or at Final/Occupancy Inspection)
  • Schedule C-B (by or at Final/Occupancy Inspection)